Irwin, James

Irwin, James

 

Born Mar. 17, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pa. US pilot and astronaut; Air Force colonel.

Irwin graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1951 with the degree of bachelor of naval science. In 1957 he received the master of science degree in aeronautics, astronautics, and instrument engineering from the University of Michigan. He served in various units of the United States Air Force. In 1961 he graduated from the Air Force Experimental Flight Test Pilot School and in 1963 from the Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School. In 1966, Irwin joined the group of astronauts of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). From July 26 to Aug. 7, 1971, together with D. Scott and A. Worden, he completed a flight to the moon as pilot of the lunar module of the Apollo 15 spacecraft. The lunar module carrying Irwin and Scott landed on the moon in the vicinity of Hadley Rille and the Appenine Mountains (eastern edge of the Mare Imbrium) on July 31, 1971. Irwin spent 66 hours, 55 minutes on the moon, including three excursions onto its surface lasting a total of 18 hours, 37 minutes. On the moon, Irwin and Scott used a lunar vehicle to travel about in.

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The touring exhibition, on at the Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, was curated by Melissa E Feldman who flew in from Seattle for the opening, and explained how she found the connection between the earlier works of artists working mainly in California, such as Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, James Turrell and Maria Norman, and the group featured in the exhibition.
Whereas many of his colleagues, including Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and Doug Wheeler, dispensed with the art object in order to fashion ethereal, seemingly immaterial environments, Alexander took an opposite tack, condensing atmospheres into hard chunks of resin and polyester.
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Current pupils at the school were joined by five of Rhys's friends, 11-year-olds Connor Irwin, James Rigby, Daniel O'Brien, Ross Greenwood and George Styern, who have now started high school.
His friends Daniel O'Brien, Connor Irwin, James Rigby, Ross Greenwood, and George Styers have entered the race to run in memory of their friend.
Connor Irwin, James Rigby, Daniel O'Brien, Ross Greenwood and George Styern, all 11, grew up with Rhys since they met on the first day of school aged just four.
Connor Irwin, James Rigby, Daniel O'Brien, Ross Greenwood and George Styern all grew up with Rhys - and have been firm friends since they met on the first day of school as four-year-olds.
In my own literalism (which was deepened by the literalism of process and site-specific art), I didn't attend enough to how this illusionism, however transformed, might be preserved in Minimalism, even expanded by it--and, further, released everywhere, in the dispersive opticality of the Light and Space art that floated on Minimalism (especially on Flavin), with Robert Irwin, James Turrell, and others.
Connor Irwin, James Rigby, Daniel O'Brien, Ross Greenwood and George Styern, all 11, made friends with Rhys on their first day at Broad Square school, Norris Green, aged just four.
Bob Wareing; Melanie and Stephen Jones read a message left at the scene of the shooting of their son Rhys; Friends of murdered Rhys Jones, from left, Connor Irwin, James Rigby, Daniel O'Brien, George Styern and Ross Greenwood Pictures: JASON ROBERTS/jr240807rhys-1; A floral tribute to Rhys Jones on Fir Tree Avenue, Croxteth; A photograph showing Rhys Jones, seated right, left among flowers and toys at the scene of the shooting